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Administration of Justice

Program Overview

If you’ve always been interested in the criminal justice system, criminology, or forensic science, consider enrolling in the Administration of Justice program. This program will prepare you for a career in crime scene investigation, corrections, law enforcement, homeland security, and public safety.

The program offers a comprehensive education in the study of the criminal justice process, including law enforcement, courts, probation, parole, security, and criminology. You will also learn community policing, evidence technology, how the principles of criminal justice laws have evolved, and so much more.

Make it happen today with the Administration of Justice Program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Paradise Valley Community College?

While most people associate criminal justice with three main areas - law enforcement, courts/law, and agencies, such as corrections - there are so many more career paths one can take with a degree in th Justice. At PVCC, our instructors have worked on the front lines of the criminal justice system, bringing students first-hand knowledge and experience. Casting a wider net, students discover career opportunities in forensic science, homeland security, counter terrorism, crime scene analysis, private security, and social work.